The Internet Influence on Adolescents Sexuality Discussion
In their article, “Sex, Sexuality, Sexting and Sex Ed,” researchers Brown, Keller, and Stern (2009) state that the Internet has become a sex education class. Based on this article, identify a website that a teen may view to learn more about dating, sex, or romantic love, taking care to not include pornographic sites. Analyze how a teen may interpret the information presented on the website and discuss whether you view this site as having a positive or negative impact on the sexual developmental process of a teen. What would you change on the site? What do you see as beneficial?
The Assignment (2- to 3-page paper):
- Analyze a website (not pornographic) that may educate an adolescent on dating, sex, and/or romantic love. Make sure to provide the website address (URL).
- Identify and discuss implications of the website on an adolescent’s view on relationships and sexuality.
- What impact would these messages have on the sexual developmental process of a teen?
- How might this website influence an adolescent’s understanding of adult sexuality and romantic relationships?
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